Plant Profile: Black Eyed Susan
- by Bobbi Grimm
Jul 02, 2019
Nothing stands out among the prairie flowers quite like the Black Eyed Susan. They bring a burst of showy color to the full-sun garden. Golden yellow, daisy-like petals surround nectar-rich, brown center ‘buttons’ set atop deep green foliage. Unbothered by most pests, poor soils, drought and humidity, the Black Eyed Susan is easygoing and the perfect addition to flower arrangements and pollinator gardens. They are deer resistant and long-lasting.
They bloom late Summer to early Fall and grow to 24-36″ tall and 18-24″ wide. The plant grows slowly but is easy to divide when large enough.